• Another Perspective: Lawmakers busy even when not in session
  • Palabras Pinturescas: ‘Our world is at war with destruction replacing peace’

    The 1964 New Horizons Pan America’s Travel Facts About 180 countries describes Paris exactly as I remember it when I was there a long time ago. Under characteristics it says “No one has to be told that Paris has everything for everyone.

    Its hotels are good, its restaurants, out of this world. You can have a wonderful time in this famous, gay old city, not only during the summer season but also in winter and early spring, where there are even greater attractions in theatre, music and art.

  • Dispatch New Mexico- Launching point for a Western mindset

    FORT SMITH, Ark. — In a way, my connections to the West are more real than my Southern roots would suggest.
    I’m certainly no native to New Mexico, though I’ve lived here more than 10 years now. I was born and raised in Arkansas, a southern state with a Western tinge — especially here in the city where I survived high school, the “Hell on the Border” town of Fort Smith.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself: Down by the Gallinas River Park

    When Jacobo was a lad, he played along the Gallinas River. He and his friends caught butterflies and snakes and sold them to the Highlands Science Lab. Two cents for a butterfly and five cents for a snake. Back then, cows wandered along the river’s edge, and the boys would try to ride the cows. Of course, they fell off. Of course, they got hurt. As Jacobo related these adventures, his face lit up. It was all part of being a kid and having fun down by the riverside.

  • Work of Art: Fair and balanced?

    A little teaser headline atop one of the “news” magazines that appear on people’s laptops shows an obviously contented Hillary Clinton. The text dubs that action of the presidential candidate as “laughing hysterically.”

    All right. Now we have the essential elements that draw our attention, as the text goes on to explain — and try to make yet another connection: There’s implicit violence.

  • Another Perspective: Seeding economic development

    By Terry Brunner

    During the last seven years, we’ve heard from a veritable plethora of experts as how to best help New Mexico recover from the recession. Economic experts and economic development professionals have their place but don’t necessarily have a monopoly on ideas. New Mexicans like you and your neighbors deserve an opportunity to have your say as well.

  • Just a Thought: Own up to your story and rise above

    It happens to all of us sooner or later. We are out there on the path of life and something causes us to stumble and fall. We’re all vulnerable to falling. The fall isn’t important, it is what happens next.

    I heard a speaker named Dr. Brene Brown at a conference last month in Atlanta. She is the author of two No. 1 New York Times Bestsellers, “Daring Greatly” and “The Gifts of Imperfection.” She writes about falling and what it takes to get back up.

  • Palabras Pinturescas: For years, family headed out to Apache Canyon for piñon picking

    This is the time of year we remember celebrations and of course the wonderful foods, the meals that make our day (or week) a fun and tasty time. And that reminds me of days past and the fun events in my odd life.

  • Thankful for the generations that constitute a family

    ROSWELL — As you get older, you get more used to death. At the very least, you become familiar with seeing your elders pass on.

    Death can be painful, oftentimes more so for the ones left behind. It’s a tragedy when a loved one’s life is cut short; for parents, the loss of a child must be the worst. Thankfully, I haven’t gone through that, but I can imagine how incredibly heartwrenching it is.

  • Work of Art: Revisiting Nuremberg trials

    NUREMBERG, Germany — It’s an eerie feeling, standing above the actual courtroom where possibly recent history’s most infamous trial took place. Through the years there have been attempts to keep the ‘40s structure suitable for visitors’ tours, but there’s evidence some of the improvements didn’t take place until possibly the past two decades.